By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan's jazz pianist Shahin Novrasli has given a brilliant concert in Paris.
The pianist mesmerized Parisians with his virtuosity in Le Duc des Lombards jazz club on February 7, Azertag reported.
Shahin Novrasli performed a wide range of compositions and variations of Azerbaijani music. The pianist captivated the audience and plunged them into the world of music. Enthusiastic-spectators did not want him to leave the stage.
Novrasli brilliantly performed his songs from new album “Emanation”, old songs and jazz mughams “Segah” and “Bayati Shiraz”.
After the concert, jazz lovers were able to buy Novrasli’s latest album “Emanation”.
His second album was written in Paris together with the American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal.
The new album includes Azerbaijan, America, classical music, as well as improvisations. The musician will stay in Paris to give concerts.
Shahin’s rare talent emerged from Azerbaijan’s various compositional influences as well as its unusual and rich musical heritage. At only eleven years old, he performed with the local Symphony Orchestra at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall.
Elegantly blending his classical knowledge, Azerbaijan’s traditional folk “Mugham” and his jazz influences, Shahin created his own unique and accomplished musical universe, among which he combines eastern and western cultures.
Acclaimed musician has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, such as London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Black Sea Jazz Festival, Prague’s Mezinarodni Piano Festival and numerous clubs and festivals throughout the United States.
With a solo project, a trio with Ari Hoenig and Nathan Peck, countless collaborations with notably Kenny Wheeler, Iain Ballamy and Tim Garland, to name a few, Shahin is today an icon for Azerbaijan Jazz and has received enthusiastic comments from worldwide critics and audiences.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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